Why are you working at that computer?…

December 8th, 2010

…when you could be taking me for a walk?

Tilly

They don’t make ‘em like that any more

December 8th, 2010

Digging through some photos from a few months back, I found this rather fine Nash Ambassador, spotted deep in the Michigan farming countryside.

Curiouser and curiouser

December 8th, 2010

Here’s an excellent Nature article by Ahmed Zewail. Extract:

Some believe that more can be achieved through tightly managed research — as if we can predict the future. I believe this is an unfortunate misconception that affects and infects research funding.

I’ve always liked Einstein’s comment that “if we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research”.